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What is the difference between hyperglycemia and diabetes?

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Dr. Ray Holt
Family Medicine
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In brief: Different stage

Hyperglycemia just means your blood sugar is high.
You may or may not be diabetic. If it's chronically elevated above a certain level (>126 for a fasting sugar) then we call it diabetes.

In brief: Different stage

Hyperglycemia just means your blood sugar is high.
You may or may not be diabetic. If it's chronically elevated above a certain level (>126 for a fasting sugar) then we call it diabetes.
Dr. Ray Holt
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Hyperglycemia

If blood sugar level above a threshold of 120, then it is called, hyperglycemia.
The difference is, in diabetes, blood sugars tend to stay > 120 and higher if left untreated, where as in hyperglycemia, the sugars trend down within a few hours. Hyperglycemia-- is an abnormal blood test. Diabetes is a disease.

In brief: Hyperglycemia

If blood sugar level above a threshold of 120, then it is called, hyperglycemia.
The difference is, in diabetes, blood sugars tend to stay > 120 and higher if left untreated, where as in hyperglycemia, the sugars trend down within a few hours. Hyperglycemia-- is an abnormal blood test. Diabetes is a disease.
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